Sunday, March 21, 2010

9 Years Old

"For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there." 1Samuel 1:27-28

This was my prayer when we were wanting to have children, when I was expecting & now as we are raising them. What a wonderful blessing to be used of God to raise His children. To know that He entrusts me with such a job -despite that fact that He knows me so well.
My first born turned 9 years old, yesterday. 9! 9? How could he? He was just born.

The first 6 months of his life, he was never put down. I held him from the time I awoke til I went to bed. I was mesmerized by this little bundle of joy.

I jokingly tell him that he can only grow up if he will still let me hold him in my lap. (He has agreed - for now.) As he is getting bigger, I'm realizing that it may not be long before I am the one who can't hold up to that deal.

Will loves playing the piano. I'm so glad that I don't have to "force" him to practice. (I took for 8 years & dreaded it. I wish now that I would have practiced more.) He is following in his daddy's footsteps, (love of music & talent) and an ear for music, like his grandmother. I enjoy listening to him play.He is excelling in school, he loves to read. He loves Mystery books - Jigsaw Jones, Nate the Great, A-Z Mysteries. He wrote Ron Roy, author of A-Z Mysteries telling him that he loved his books. Yesterday, Mr. Roy wrote him back. What a surprise.
He enjoys playing with his brother & sister (for the most part). I love watching & hear them playing with each other. Their imagination builds off one another. When I hear them encourage each one another, my heart soars.

Will is a great encourager. He loves making and writing letters -just to lift some one up.

Most importantly, he loves His Lord. He has a heart for others to get saved. He prays for Collin & Faith's salvation every day. We enjoy passing out tracks. If he hears of a need, he prays for it right then.

I am blessed with a young man who still loves to hug, kiss and give compliments to his mama.

I know that the Lord has something wonderful planned for his life. Thank you, again Lord, for giving Will to us. We love him more than words can express.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to a sweet sweet little guy! Let's play soon!